It is with a real sense of sadness that we advise long-time surf lifesaving stalwart Andy Cronin is moving on from his position of Taranaki Club Development Officer to take up a new opportunity.
Andy has been in the role for four years, during which time he has made a valuable contribution during a period of significant change in the structure of Surf Life Saving New Zealand.
Andy is best known for his work as a volunteer. He has been a surf lifeguard for 17 years and is also a member of the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter team and the Hurworth Community Callout Squad.
He has been a member of the East End SLSC for 17 years and during this time, he has accumulated multiple awards in a wide number of categories. He was awarded a SLSNZ Service Award at the DHL In it for Life Awards in 2009 as well as a Regional Service Award. In 2013, he was awarded a New Zealand Search and Rescue Gold Award for his part in a rescue off Paratutu rock.
We would like to thank Andy for his immense contribution to the surf lifesaving movement and we wish him all the very best for his future.
Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist,
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823